Monday’s M&M (Musings & Memories) #12
Happy belated Easter to everyone! I celebrated Easter with my family, enjoyed a hearty lunch with them and then in the evening, headed off to work.
So here’s the thing about working during the holidays. I noticed it when I worked as an RT for another hospital but the resident I worked with last night pointed it out as well.
Everyone wants a long weekend.
Everyone. That includes healthcare professionals. Honestly, can you blame them? I, for one, enjoy kicking back and relaxing knowing that I won’t have to work for four days once I finish up my three nights for the week. But when I’m working, I do try and make the effort to do my job. So why can’t you, healthcare professional at an outside hospital, sack up and do the same?
There were patients transferred in last night requiring “a higher level of care” that outside hospitals claim they couldn’t provide. But in reality, it’s because whoever was on call didn’t want to be bothered with coming in for the one call that would disrupt their long weekend.
Call me naive and a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed noob but the title as a healthcare professional means that you’re a professional in healthcare, no? I may be young, inexperienced and still believe in providing the best patient care possible but I honestly hope and pray that when I get to be older, that work ethic doesn’t fade.
But at least the patients transferred in from the other hospitals received what was intended, a higher level and hopefully more professional “level of care”.
::steps off soapbox and drops mic::